Itunes syncing issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chuckm1020, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. chuckm1020 macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2009
    So I have a 4s and and iPad 1. Both have iOS 5 and are setup to backup to iCloud. I figured I should delete all the apps in iTunes itself because I don't need them anymore. They are just back ups on the computer and are taking up space. If I need to redownload them the cloud will do it or i go in previous purchases on the device. But i forgot!! I still need to use iTunes on the mac to still get my music and the podcast i want. But if I try to sync to just get my music it will either delete all the apps on my device or make me transfer all of the apps back into iTunes on the computer. WTF!!! Is there any way around this. I don't need my apps on the computer. They don't do me any good there right now. Only if I was using file sharing through iTunes. Witch i am not
  2. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    in itunes click on your iphone then the app tab. Deselect the check box for syncing apps. Note that any time you do a backup the apps will be coppied back over. You could just use icloud for your backups.

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